Industry News 4/9/2013

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EMP: Bruce Beach, co-founder and CEO of Electric, is stepping down; Eric Crane named CEO


EMP: ASP Announces Michael Lynch as New Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer


SNOW: SIA Releases August - February RetailTRAK Data


EXPOSURE: Raen Optics x Conveyor @ Fred Segal Launch Party


EXPOSURE: Spyder Surfboards Celebrates 30 Years in the South Bay at Sixth Annual Event


GIVEAWAY: Slingshot To Give Away Six Boards in Six Weeks!


5409 EVENT: Breck Epic Organizers Launch MTB Event in Eagle, CO


SKATE: Dew Tour Announces 2013 Dates and Locations


TEAM: Arnette Welcomes Parker Coffin to Global Surf Team


EVENT: Ragnar Trail Relays Debuts April 26-27 at Zion Ponderosa Ranch near Zion National Park, Utah


EVENT: Reef and What Youth announce Anything Sing U.S. premiere tour dates


B$Z: Arbor Snowboards Moves Its Production to the Newly Formed SWS Factory in Dubai


Malakye Picks: Make Better Decisions


B$Z: Deckers Outdoor Corp Acquires Hoka One One


TEAM: Signs Freeskier Ian McIntosh to Pro Team


EVENT: Switchfoot hosts 9th annual Switchfoot Bro-Am presented by Hurley


SURF: John FLorence and Carissa Moore Top SURFER's 2013 Hot 100


EMP: The BH Group appoints Bob Whip as CEO of BH North America


SUPPORT: Surfing for Life Foundation Moves Confidently into 2013


B$Z: 8 New Colors from Manic Panic by Tish & Snooky


SURF: Adriano De Souza and Carissa Moore Win the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach


MUSIC: Tom Curren's new album comes out today!


SNOW: Grand Prize Winners for 2013 Bring a Friend Challenge Announced



Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

Heather Ducich is now getting #awesome with the Travis Mathew as the newest addition to the customer service team. #DreamJobs


2XU means 2 times the hires! The company has hired Derek Blatner as Store Manager at their new retail store in Santa Monica, CA, and Jamie Beltran as Junior Accounting Clerk at their corporate office in Carlsbad, CA. #MalakyeWorks


Sarah Withnell is the latest addition to the crew at 2XU in Carlsbad, CA, coming on board as Bookkeeper. Way to go, Sarah! #DreamJobs


Horny Toad Activewear, headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, has welcomed Marian Bonar to their team as Information Coordinator. Marian met with Horny Toad at the Shmooz at Outdoor Retailer this past January, and has now scored a dream job! #MalakyeWorks


Here's another OR Shmooz success story! Geoff Schley has joined the crew at Specialized in Morgan Hill, CA as Women's Lead Graphic Designer. Congrats, Geoff! #DreamJobs


Seattle Bike Supply has brought Dirk Sorenson on board as Marketing Manager in Seattle, Washington. Congrats on scoring a dream job, Dirk! #MalakyeWorks


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The Herschel Supply Company brand is fast becoming a globally recognized, must-have brand for the fashion conscious consumer have grown rapidly and currently sell our products in over 30 countries worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill 4 "NEW" Positions at Headquarters in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Collections Specialist

Product Manager
Jr. Product Line Manager
Product Line Manager

Rockford Fosgate, high-performance audio manufacturer is looking for a super star Graphic Designer to join the in-house creative department in Tempe, Ariz.

You're an experienced Women's Pack / Bag Developer who really wants to work for DaKine in Hood River, Oregon? You don't say - well, check this out!

Horny Toad is seeking an inspired Men's Sportswear Designer to join its highly collaborative, fun but hard-driving, hands-on design & development team in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Rogue SUP is a San Clemente, Calif. based company focused on the design, development and production of the highest quality Stand Up Paddleboard products in the world and is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, focused and organized Operations/Office Manager to head operations and assist the growth of the company.

Boardworks Surf is looking for an organized Warehouse Assistant to join our swiftly growing company. This position is vital as the function supports Boardworks' major US Distribution Center in Carlsbad, Calif.

prAna is looking to bring someone on board at their headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif. They're looking for a Key Accounts Manager to be responsible for driving increasing sales and distribution of the prAna brand and continuously pursuing new opportunities to expand the brand to new customers and new markets.

5.11 Tactical, the tactical gear industry leader, is experiencing tremendous growth and expansion which has created an exciting and growing opportunity for a Custom Shop Director at its Headquarters in Modesto, Calif., who will be the general manager and business leader responsible for all activity pertaining to 5.11's embellishment operations including marketing, sales, order management, graphic design, and production. This individual acts as the owner of the business with coaching from the VP of Operations.

Kukdong Apparel is a private label manufacturer with factories in Puebla Mexico and is looking for a Developer / Pre-Production Manager to work with major brands - Nike, Carhartt, VF, Dickies and more. This position to be based in Cerritos, Calif.

Shimano has an open position available for a Sales Manager in its Fish Division to be responsible for managing the sales of a broad portfolio of fishing related products including rods, reels, lures, line and gear. It requires working with outside independent sales reps to achieve monthly, quarterly and annual sales targets. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

Boot Barn in Irvine, Calif. is the largest specialty western and work wear retailer in the United States and is on the lookout for a Retail Work Wear Buyer to report to the Vice President of Buying and Merchandising.

A Confidential Company in Irvine, Calif. is seeking an experienced Office Clerk. The successful candidate will have knowledge and demonstrated hands-on experience with A/R.

April 8, 2013

Sugoi Performance Apparel is looking for a dynamic Inside Key Accounts Manager with a sales focus and a strong customer centric approach, who will be responsible for supporting its business expansion with Key Accounts in North America. This position to be based in Burnaby, BC, Canada (Vancouver area).

Icebreaker is one of the most innovative and dynamic names in the apparel industry and is looking for an experienced Account Manager to join our Canadian Sales team based in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Airblaster is a 10-year old winter sports outerwear / long underwear / accessories company based in Portland, Ore. and is looking for a Product Developer to join its crew.

WORK where you already PLAY! Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. is hiring a Retail Buyer to develop and execute merchandising strategies that maximize sales, margin, inventory turnover, visual presentation and guest satisfaction.

Freebord Mfg. is looking to hire a full time entry-level Public Relations/Social Media professional with a strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape as well as great customer service skills. This position to be based in San Francisco, Calif.

Jet Pilot is the leader in Wakeboarding apparel, PFD's, and wetsuits and is looking to grow with a passionate individual that has the skill set to join its team as Product Designer and Developer. The qualified candidate will be the creative force behind the Jet Pilot brand, and work within its team to create "Progression through Innovation". This position to be based in Carson, Calif.

Boardworks Surf is looking for an organized Warehouse Manager to join its swiftly growing company. This position is vital as the function supports Boardworks' major US Distribution Center in Carlsbad, Calif.

SKINS North America based in Encinitas, Calif. is seeking a Customer Service Representative / Sales Support Coordinator to perform a variety of customer service and sales duties.

Another Line, a division of Lodis Accessories, Inc., is a Fashion Accessories design house, manufacturer, importer, and wholesaler based in Lake Forest, Calif. and is on a mission for a CAD Designer for Lifestyle Accessories with a minimum of 5 years experience in Technical / Graphic Design (Accessories specific design experience is necessary).

DYLN Inspired seeks to be at the forefront of the fundamental shift towards a more health conscious society by setting a new standard for activewear and accessories. DYLN is on the hunt for a Corporate Sales Representative to join the team in Costa Mesa, Calif.

TaylorMade Golf Brands in Carlsbad, Calif. seeks a Global Product Marketing (Apparel/Merchandise Design) Intern to work with adidas Golf & Ashworth Global Product Marketing team to support market product needs.

April 5, 2013

LIVESTRONG in Austin, Texas is in need of a Merchandise Coordinator supports the day-to-day functions for the merchandise program comprising of both revenue generating and promotional merchandise to enhance and promote the LIVESTRONG brand.

Do you want to be a member of the Cabela's team? Were you "BORN TO WORK HERE"? This is your chance. Cabela's has an opening for a Technical Designer in the Quality Assurance department at its corporate office in Sidney, Nebraska.

Zeal Optics is searching for an experienced action sports Sunwear & Goggles Sales Rep to market our high-quality, innovative action-sport polarized sunwear and goggles throughout Colorado and Wyoming territory, within the action sports channel of trade. The position is a direct (factory) Sales Rep opening.

Camp Micah in Bridgton, Maine has a need for a Director of Skateboarding to be responsible for the instruction, supervision, and safety of its campers.

180s is an innovative performance wear company based in Baltimore, Maryland which creates and markets products that redefine function and style for every lifestyle and is in need of a National Accounts Manager to build strategic relationships with customers in multiple channels (mid tier, big box, sporting goods) with full responsibility for all sales activity from business development to account management.

Are you an internet-loving, action sports-obsessed person who spends an unhealthy amount of time scouring the net for the coolest videos and are now ready to turn that expertise into gold? If so, Bedrocket Media Ventures in New York, NY want you to hunt the net as an Associate Editor for the best action sports video to post on is searching for successful Buyer candidates who can research and merchandise in the area of Skate and Snow Accessories, to provide the best selection and mix of product for sales growth and profitability. This position to be based in New York, NY.

Fjallraven is in need of a Store Manager for its retail location in New York, NY to be responsible for the overall management of the store, staff, merchandising, operations and customer service.

AmericanRec, a based in Boulder, Colo., is an outdoor gear/apparel manufacturer seeking a Pattern Maker and Testing Technician who enjoys the outdoors and working with an enthusiastic/dynamic development team.

Outdoor Research is seeking a new Dealer Services Specialist to join its Customer Service team in Seattle, Wash.

FELBRO has a national reputation for innovation, marketing expertise, creative problem solving, and award winning design. They're currently in search of an Account Executive with a working knowledge of the point of purchase display industry. This position is to be based in Northern California.

Easton-Bell Sports in Scotts Valley, Calif (Santa Cruz Area) has a need for a Senior Footwear Designer for Giro to be responsible for the development of new footwear projects, from initial concept - through sales samples - to product confirmation.

Lucy Activewear creates fashion forward performance apparel that inspires athletic women and is currently in search of a Web Marketing Coordinator to join the team in Alameda, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

Unit is quickly rising to prominence as one of America's fastest growing action sports clothing and accessories labels and is seeking an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic Office Manager to join its US team based in San Clemente, Calif.

SKLZ is the innovator in athletic training, and is the premier developer and marketer of athletic performance and skill development training products for serious athletes of all ages and is on a mission for a Logistics Coordinator to provide administrative support for the Shipping Department. This position to be based in Carlsbad, Calif. is America's premier online cycling source and has recently moved into its brand new customized facilities located in the beautiful South Bay region of Los Angeles. As a result, Price Point is currently expanding its team of dedicated professionals and is now accepting applications for the position of Web Content Coordinator to be based in Los Angeles, Calif.

A very unique full time position is open at Aether Apparel for an experienced Production and QC Manager in Los Angeles, Calif.

Alpinestars located in Torrance, Calif. is looking for an Art Director to the Office of the President and holds primary responsibility for the overall management of all creative output of the Alpinestars brand and its various divisions.

ONE-Distribution is a leading skate-inspired apparel and footwear manufacturer located in Fountain Valley, Calif. is looking for an experienced and highly motivated Sales Operation Coordinator to join our Sales Operations Team as a Sales Operations Coordinator.

Highway Two, the exclusive North American importer of Continental bicycle tires and the Selle Royal family of bicycle products (Selle Royal, Fizik, Brooks and Crank Brothers) is currently seeking a dynamic, individual to fill a Trade Specialist position within its office in Laguna Beach, Calif.

Volcom is looking for a Regional Manager for its company-owned retail stores to be based out of headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Lifted Research Group (LRG) is a company designed to overthrow the masses and is on a mission for a Printables and SMU Manager to be responsible for managing printables development from tech pack handover to bulk production ready, all print approvals, cost negotiations and margin responsibility for printables, manage special makeups from conception to purchase order ready, work with design and sales departments finalizing SMU styles for purchase. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

Boarding for Breast Cancer, based in Redondo Beach, Calif., has unpaid part-time Spring/Summer Internships available for college students with the potential for long-term organizational involvement for the right candidate.

April 4, 2013

Network A, the new home for action sports content online, is looking for a Managing Editor to oversee This position to be based in New York City, NY.

Over the past decade, Under Armour has been growing exponentially and is looking to fill "2" NEW open positions at the company's headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.
Technical Product Developer - Bags
Associate Developer - Outdoor Accessories

Brian Head Resort, in Brian Head, Utah, is looking for a Sales & Marketing Coordinator to serve as webmaster and is responsible for design, support, maintenance and updates of Resort information technology systems and networks.

Specialized Bikes has an exciting opportunity for a Performance Road Lead Bike Graphic Designer to join the crew in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

A Confidential Company in San Diego, Calif. (North County) has an open position for a Staff Accountant to be responsible for preparing various financial reports and conducting comprehensive analyses with written summaries to the management team.

Callaway Golf, located in Carlsbad, Calif. is looking for a Sourcing Operations Manager to join the team.

Callaway Golf, located in Carlsbad, Calif. is also looking to bring on a Program Manager.

Affliction & Sinful Clothing is seeking an Assistant to mid-level Associate Product Developer to facilitate the company's product development cycle in Seal Beach, Calif.

Manhattan Beachwear, Inc., a successful swimwear company located in Los Angeles and Orange County, Calif., is currently looking for an experienced, creative, highly motivated Graphic Designer to join its team.

Rocket Dog is an unconventional company, and intends to stay that way. Rocket Dog wants you to come on board as Domestic Production Manager with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in working with production of soft goods - shoes, apparel, bags, or related preferred. This position to be based in Los Angeles, Calif.

CLC Work Gear is the market leader in the industrial soft goods industry for over 25 years and is seeking a mid to senior-level Soft Goods Product Developer to join our team and take an active role in all functions of the company's product development cycle. This position to be based in South Gate, Calif. (Los Angeles Area).

Junk Food Clothing is a witty and fast-paced company looking for an experienced EDI/Customer Service Representative for their Culver City, Calif. office.

Ovation Medical in Agoura Hills, Calif. is in search of a highly creative Product Development Engineer. Here is your chance to join a motivated team looking to create world-class cutting edge medical products and touch people lives in positive manner.

EVS Sports / LIFT Safety seeks a Senior Graphic Designer that will design marketing materials including, but not limited to: advertisements, web banners, social media assets, sales support materials, manuals, and catalogs. This position to be based in Rancho Dominguez, Calif.

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, is swinging their doors wide open for "2" NEW people to join their crew in Cypress, Calif.!
Footwear Production Coordinator - Active
Footwear Developer - Boots

Highway Two, Inc. is the U.S. distributor of premium bicycle component and accessory brands Continental, fi'zi:k, Selle Royal, Brooks and crankbrothers and is looking for a Supply Chain Analyst to join its team in Laguna Beach, Calif.

FOX in Irvine, Calif. is looking for a Retail Merchandise Allocator to join its retail operations team.

RepSpark Systems, a boutique and rapidly growing software company based in Orange County, Calif., is looking for talented Web-Based Application Developers to complete work on a variety of new functions for our next release. We work at a furious pace but the environment if fun, relaxed and creative.

April 3, 2013

Sugoi Performance Apparel is looking for a Marketing Manager to join its team to be responsible for the development, execution, and performance of all programs designed to maximize brand awareness and drive sales, including trade marketing (consumer packaged goods), social media, and PR. This position to be based in Burnaby, BC, Canada.

Crankbrothers, the mountain bike component company in Laguna Beach, Calif., part of the Selle Royal Group in Vicenza, Italy, is looking for a special person. This is the General Manager position of this company with locations in Laguna Beach, Calif. and Taichung, Taiwan.

Boa is searching for outgoing Brand Ambassadors who are willing to spread the Boa message to all that are curious or simply don't recognize the poor performance of traditional shoelaces. This position to be based in San Francisco, Monterey, Denver, Boulder, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, or Kona.

Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream, leaders in high-end luxury sportswear based in New York, NY, seek a Wholesale/Retail Planner to work in partnership with the buyer, is responsible for the development and maintenance of seasonal merchandise plans and location plans.

Fly Racing is a wholesaler and manufacturer for the Motorcycle, Snowmobile, ATV/UTV, and Personal Watercraft industries and has a full time in-house position available for a Product Designer/Developer to join in developing products (i.e. motocross boots, helmets, protective race gear, and others) and to create related promotional goods & packaging. This position to be based in Boise, Idaho.

If you have a passion for the outdoors and a desire to work for the biggest name in the industry, then Cabela's, the World's Foremost Outfitter of Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Gear, may have the job for you. Were you "Born to Work Here"? Cabela's has an opening for a Textile Development Manager in the Quality Assurance department at our corporate office in Sidney, Nebraska.

Slingshot, located in Portland, Ore. is looking for an Art Director responsible for creative vision, consumer experience, brand and product design, and asset production

Eddie Bauer is a specialty retailer that sells high quality casual apparel and accessories for the modern outdoor lifestyle and is in need of an Associate Designer to design and develop seasonal product concepts for First Ascent Technical Outerwear based on thorough trend and competitive research and overall creative direction, with direction from Designer. This position to be based in Bellevue, Wash.

Mountain Hardwear is seeking a Production Coordinator. This is a position with Columbia Sportswear Company Americas Liaison Office located at Mountain Hardwear in Richmond, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

Freebord Mfg. is looking to hire for a full time Public Relations/Social Media Entry level position. Candidates must have a strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape as well as great customer service skills. This position to be based in San Francisco, Calif.

V i X, a collection of swimwear, dresses and accessories for women was launched in 1998. Paula Hermanny was successful at combining her style and sophistication whilst remaining true to her Brazilian roots is looking for an Ecommerce Customer Service Representative to join its team in San Diego, Calif.

SPY is seeking a highly motivated, Sales Coordinator. This position reports to the Vice President of Sales and is based at our Carlsbad, Calif. headquarters.

Rogue Branding Apparel in Long Beach, Calif. is looking for a Women's Graphic Designer who must be knowledgable in the sublimation printing process, amongst other requirements.

Young & Reckless is looking for a Assistant Marketing Designer to give creative input on online and physical marketing material to ensure a consistent and clear brand message across the whole brand. This position to be based in Los Angeles, Calif.

Liquid Image Co., based in Santa Rosa, Calif., is seeking a Key Account Representative to manage existing LIC key accounts and develops new key accounts with a primary focus on growing revenue through selling and relationship building.

A Confidential Company in Vernon, Calif. seeks a Production Manager with excellent attention to detail.

Sole Technology continues to grow its team! They're looking to add "2" NEW individuals to the crew in Lake Forest, Calif.
Staff Accountant

Credit & Collections Specialist

Man, you need VANS! And VANS needs you at headquarters in Cypress, Calif.! The company is absolutely stacking up holiday hopes and cheer with this bevy of outstanding career opportunities. Pick the ONE you are best qualified for and have at it:
Accessories & Apparel Category Mgr
Planning Analyst

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, is swinging their doors wide open for "2" NEW people to join the crew at its distribution centrer in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.!
Human Resources Manager - Distribution Center
Quality Assurance Supervisor - 1st Shift

Billabong, located in Irvine, Calif. is looking for an IT Support Specialist to join the team.

FOX in Irvine, Calif. is looking for a Technical Design Manager to join it's apparel development team.

Incipio is looking for an Assistant Product Manager who will assist with product planning and execution throughout the product life cycle. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

The La Jolla Group is looking for a strong candidate for the position of International Sales Support Representative for its main headquarters in Irvine, Calif. which houses both office and distribution center operations totaling over 150,000 square feet.

SHIFT stormed onto the motorcycling scene in 1997 and has grown into an international brand, producing innovative riding apparel for markets around the world. The company, based in Irvine, Calif., is in need of a Merchandiser to be responsible for directly managing all aspects of SHIFT Motocross and Casual clothing.


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